Documentary strikes home with local connection

The Bridge View has been very busy lately. Hosting everything from comedy to music shows. Sunday it was overtaken by an audience and two person film crew for a showing of the Ioway, a three-part historical documentary. The showing was the second part and picked up right where the first left off.

"The first Lost Nation Iowa film was released in 2007. We really didn't intend any other films, but you can't put everything into a one hour program so we kind of focused on a period between 1200 and 1837. 1837 was when the Ioway and other tribes were removed from the state of Iowa and the tribe was placed on a reservation in Kansas. After showing the film people asked, well what happened after this. The second film, the film you'll be seeing today begins with that move onto the reservation in 1837. And it will take the history of the tribe through 1878. There's kind of a local connection in the portion we're going to see tonight. Because of the long time village site of the Ioway. They were there for 60 years in the area known as Iowaville, which is on the Des Moines River between Eldon and Selma. So the first archaeological survey work was just in there a year ago, and that's part of the film we'll be seeing here tonight," said Producer/Director Kelly Rundle.